The total catch of Icelandic vessels was 115 thousand tonnes in April 2021 which is 30% more than in April 2020. Demersal catch was 47 thousand tonnes of which 23 thusand tonnes were cod. The pelagic catch in April was mostly blue whiting, 65 thousand tonnes.
Sheep were 3,4% fewer in Iceland in 2020 than in 2019 and ewes were 4% fewer. Beef cows stock increased by 14% between years and adult pigs were 3% fewer than in the year 2019. Figures have been updated.
The value of exported goods in BOP was estimated 53.1 billion ISK in February 2021 and the value of imported goods was estimated 59.9 billion ISK. Therefore, a deficit in balance of trade in goods in BOP was estimated 6.8 billion ISK.
The import price index for the first quarter 2021 is 275.8 points, 1.7% higher than in the previous quarter. The export price index is 234.1 points, a 0.1% decrease from the previous quarter. The price index of imports increased by 10.5% from the first quarter 2020. The export price index is 4.2% higher than one year ago. Figures have been updated.